Sparta U.S.A. #1
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Sparta U.S.A. #1

Writer: David Lapham Artist: Johnny Timmons Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: March 3, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Mar 5, 2010

    "Sparta, U.S.A." won't be for everyone as it requires patience and a little effort on the reader's part to understand. However, if Lapham's previous work is any indication, that patience and effort will pay off big time by the time the series is done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Joe David Soliz Mar 18, 2010

    But then Lapham not only let’s us know that something is desperately wrong in Sparta, but also that something is very weird. First off, we’ve got two characters that have red and blue skin, the main character being one. Then we have the citizens of Sparta who are shown doing terrible things to each other for their own personal gain. And finally despite all the weirdness, things in Sparta are almost literally not what everyone perceives them to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 3, 2010

    Like I said, Spart: USA is a strange book, but strange and interesting almost always go hand in hand when you're talking about comics. David Lapham has earned plenty of good will with his past work, so I'll definitely come back to visit his odd little town next month. I just hope it'll seem more like an actual, cohesive setting rather than a mash-up of weird ideas. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Mar 7, 2010

    Its always exciting to jump into a new world created by David Lapham; here's hoping that Sparta USA is a world as fascinating as some of his other creations. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Wildstorm Addiction - Joe David Soliz Mar 18, 2010

    At this point, I have no idea where this is going to go next and thats a great feeling to have as a comic reader. While I was not blown away by the issue, Lapham has laid out enough odd cards on his table that Im curious to see where this goes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Mar 7, 2010

    Perhaps the solace I find in Laphams restraint will fade away once subsequent issues further flesh out the world of Sparta. For the sake of clarity in storytelling, I hope the series eventually reveals enough to confirm or refute my interpretations. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Mar 7, 2010

    Sparta is such a great place that no one ever thinks of leaving. It's been three years since anyone has tried, and he was never heard from again--until today! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Mar 7, 2010

    Any time there is a place where people never leave, and their leader is a mysterious man, things will start to get tricky. Its been used many times, which is why Im not sure why I wanted to read this book in the first place. Maybe it was the apparent allusion to my hometown, but that connection quickly ended. Lapham is a great artist, and I love much of his work, but this idea is one that I cannot jump on board with. Read Full Review

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